|Poster:||Alison OK||Date:||Aug 20, 2018 2:23pm|
|Forum:||news||Subject:||The Guardian: Film in the public domain: here be buried treasures|
But sometimes, when other avenues in search of a certain under-screened classic have run into dead ends, to see it in imperfect condition is better than to not see it at all, and online archives come to the rescue. A few years ago, I sang the praises of the Internet Archive, the somewhat fusty-looking but reliable granddaddy of all public domain collections, and it remains one of my regular fallbacks: its vast Movies section, features more than 23,000 videos – 6,000 of them feature films – and runs the gamut from Hollywood standards to lesser-known Charlie Chaplin shorts to second world war propaganda reels.
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